We know it’s a little unbelievable, but August is upon us. Here are some of the best things to do in the city as we enter a new month.
While time seems to have flown by, it’s rather comforting to see that the country is slowly getting back on its feet. As we enter the month of August, Bangkok almost seems fully recovered, as the air buzzes with a sense of exciting things to come. For those looking to find new ways to stay entertained in the country, while we wait for travel restrictions to ease, this week proves to be rather eventful. From a beautiful exhibition celebrating Thai textiles, to the chance to try some of Asia’s top cocktails without having to fly anywhere, and the world’s first ever Tuk Tuk drive-in festival, here are the events to mark on your calendar.
ICONCRAFT Thai Textile Heroes
ART & CULTURE — Spanning the 4th and 5th floors of ICONSIAM, IONCRAFT is celebrating Thai textile heroes, who have preserved the art of traditional Thai weaving over the years, with a special textile exhibition. Paying homage to Thai craftsmen and local creativity, the exhibition showcases exquisite Thai fabrics created by master craftsmen reputed for their prowess in the art, including Meechai Taesujariya from Ban Kham Pun at Ubon Ratchathani, and Weeratham Trakulngernthai from Baan Chansoma in Surin. Visitors can also expect collaborative designs created between Pha Thoomthong and three highly popular Thai fashion brands — ASAVA, Hook’s by Prapakas, and Wisharawish. Another key highlight of the exhibition is a series of stunning Thai textile bags by Sirivannavari Bangkok, who is unveiling a limited edition of only 35 handbags for the occasion.
Until August 30, 2020. ICONCRAFT, 4th Floor, ICONSIAM. To find out more, call 1338, or visit iconsiam.com.
Asia’s 50 Best Bars, No Travel Edition
WINE & DINE — Earlier this year, Vesper placed 11th on Asia’s 50 Best Bars list of 2020, and to celebrate, our beloved cocktail bar is bringing together a taste of the lists’ five top cocktail bars, so avid cocktail connoisseurs can experience the region’s very best despite travel restrictions. As leading bars across Asia share their recipes with the Vesper team, visitors can now experience signature drinks from Singapore’s Jigger & Pony, Tokyo’s Bar Benfiddich, Charles H. from Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Caprice Bar in Four Seasons Hong Kong, and MO Bar from the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.
Throughout August and September, with a special launch event on August 6, 2020. Vesper Cocktail Bar. To book your seats or find out more, call 0 2236 5558, or email email@example.com.
Amazing Thailand Tuk Tuk Festival
NEWS & EVENTS — Large scale parties might not be possible under these new normal times, but that doesn’t mean concerts can’t go on. Car drive-ins can step aside as ZAAP hosts the Amazing Tuk Tuk Festival Powered by Chang Music Connection, launching the world’s first-ever drive-in music festival with Tuk Tuks. Set along Asiatique’s outdoor areas, the concert brings together an exciting repertoire of artists that include Potato, Palmy, Joey Boy, Stamp, Three Man Door, Taitosmith, and more.
August 8, 2020. Asiatique the Riverfront. To find out more, visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
Go on a Museum Tour with Muse Pass
ART & CULTURE — Who said you have to travel in order to have fun and get a cultural experience? The newly launched Muse Pass makes art and culture even more accessible, by offering entry to over 60 of the top museums across the country — including the likes of the Museum Siam, Chiang Mai’s MAIIAM Museum, and more. You can get yourself a pass at any 7-11, or online through the Museum Thailand app.
To find out more, visit museumthailand.com.